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Old 12-13-2010, 09:40 PM
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Gee what does it mean when you've been all three types of racer?
I guess I have evolved thru the past 10 years.
Without going into a lot of detail I now am having more fun without the pressure of competition so now I'm making the A main more often,go figure!
Racers who know me understand!
Yes, having fun being competitive and winning can go hand in hand!
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Hello everyone,

The TCS motor rules will be updated in our site as the day goes by and not complete until the morning. Be patient.
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Is there a ruling???
Originally Posted by minidriver
Will mini classes at carpet venues get to use any Tamiya tire? Sedans got exempted from preglued tires for carpet venues, how about minis?
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:00 PM
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hey, sportsfans -- here's a little blast from the past to keep you occupied until the rules are posted.......(again)



Originally Posted by Doc
And now for today's Pharmacology lesson:

In Pharmacology, all drugs have two names, a trade name and a generic name.

For example, the trade name of Tylenol has a generic name of acetaminophen. Aleve is also called naproxen. Amoxil is also called Amoxicillin. And, Advil is also called Ibuprofen.

The FDA has considered for years a new generic name for Viagra because of difficulty spelling and pronouncing the current generic tag. After careful consideration by a team of government experts, it has been recently announced that it has settled on a new generic name for the drug, in keeping with the mindset of the patients who use it, as well as the physiologic action of the compound. The new generic name is: "Mycoxafloppin".

Considered were: Mycoxafailin
Mydixadrupin
Mydixarizin
Dixafix, and of course,
Ibepokin

The manufacturer, Pfizer Corp, also announced that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form, and will be marketed by Pepsico as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer. It will now be possible for a man to - literally - "pour himself a stiff one."

Obviously, we can no longer call this a soft drink, and it gives new meaning to the names of "cocktails', "highballs" and just a good old fashioned "stiff drink".

Pepsico hasn't decided on the name of this new concoction but, sources have said it most likely will be labeled as " Mount and Do "




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Originally Posted by Doc
hey, sportsfans -- here's a little blast from the past to keep you occupied until the rules are posted.......(again)
Now, that's funny
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Originally Posted by Doc
hey, sportsfans -- here's a little blast from the past to keep you occupied until the rules are posted.......(again)
" OH MUMMY THERE IS SOMEONE DRIVING MY LINE OUT ON THE TRACK"
AND I HAVE NOT HAD MY COCO YET TO DEAL WITH IT !!!!!!!
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Sorry guys. I have to postpone this one more night. I want to be sure about something and I only want to do this one time.
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I can barely wait. Truth be told, the only thing on real hold is what to order for myself from Santa. Motor, ESC, kit, what will it be???

To be determined.
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Fred,

Thanks for not Ieaving us hanging and giving us the up-date. I'II check back tomorrow night.
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Fred,
Will this update include the rpm limit info for M-Chassis, or is that already out there somewhere that I didn't see?
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by f1larry
There are 3 types of Tamiya TCS racers.

1. The true sportsman racer (which I think is the largest segment) that is in it just for the fun. Likes the "economical" race series that they don't have to spend a lot of money on. They don't practice or test a lot; they may be a semi regular club racer and know where their place is. They don't have high expectations and just want to see where they compare to everyone else with the same formula. This is also the person whose idea of a successful weekend is if they had fun, had time to socialize with other racers, and showed improvement in their personal driving. This is also the racer who would like to see more spec in the series because they have limited time to race.

2. The win at all cost racer. This person doesn't care what the costs are and will spend whatever it takes to get all the best as well as what ever is needed to figure out what the best combos are. They are a higher level racer than the sportsman and practice all the time to get better and push all the rules to the limit to get the most out of their cars. This person will buy whatever is needed to be within the rules. This is also the type of person that wins the trip each year. They put in the time, money, and effort.

3. The racer that blames not having the right equipment or the unfair advantage someone might have. This can be a higher level racer, but he thinks equipment is the answer and does not practice or learn to setup a car the way the elite racer does. This is the racer who will accuse someone of cheating and will not admit he lost because of his driving, he will only admit that someone out spent him and that is why he lost not that he was outdriven. This person wants spec but whines if he has to spend the money on stuff he doesn't have.

I think that is why there are so many vocal people on this thread. And there is room for them all in this series. I am tired of people saying racing RC cars is expensive and that you need to spend money or get out. RC racing does not have to be expensive for some as long as they know their place and don't expect to place very high and they still have fun doing it. And once in awhile there might be that penny pincher that succeeds despite not spending money

Just my 1/2 cent.
Well stated, Larry; sorry I corrected the spelling errors--once a teacher, always a teacher.
I'd like to consider myself to have done #1 and sort of/admittedly doing bits of #2 and #3. I started out as just a hobbyist looking to have fun, and to see if I could compete with less than the most expensive stuff. After a few years that got harder and harder. I started to think I was getting beat by guys who had A) more skill and B) better stuff. A few years ago I reached the point where I could afford to throw more money at the sport and decided to take the plunge--quality radio, best chassis parts, best tires and batteries, etc. What I discovered was: I was faster, more competitive--and still getting beat by guys outdriving me. It pleased me to conclude I could be better with better stuff, but I had to face facts just like I do driving to work every day, there's always gonna be somebody who wants to drive faster, just let them go and then try not to wince at the inevitable accident that's up ahead later.
So I'm trying to wind back some of the spending (and may have to do that more in the future, CA state budget messes and school districts pleading bankruptcy likely ensuring that will happen) and have more fun. I ran Minis last weekend with the TA locals and laughed my a-- off doing so. I had such a good time that I swear from now on, I'm going to run Minis only at least once a month. Was easier to pack the car for the track, too.
And isn't that the point? Not an easier packing car, I mean, but the fun.

I concur with the opinion about a Spec Plus series with TT's. They are great fun with just a few bits. I say, bearings, real tires, plastic oil-filled shocks (NO aluminum ones), and modern ESC's and that's it. 12,500 Johnson motors should ensure a more level field. And no lightweight screws! Steel and brass out of the box.

STRC; you better get off your butt and get out here and race. Your presence is most desirable, because beating you means something and losing to you means I got beat by a pretty d--- good driver. Sorry, but I still have fond memories of F201 days. And that's because I'm crazy.

Doc: thanks for the humorous interludes.

Cuda: thanks for the kind words.

So where's the news, FMW? I'm all aflutter.
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Slick
Well stated, Larry; sorry I corrected the spelling errors--once a teacher, always a teacher.
I'd like to consider myself to have done #1 and sort of/admittedly doing bits of #2 and #3. I started out as just a hobbyist looking to have fun, and to see if I could compete with less than the most expensive stuff. After a few years that got harder and harder. I started to think I was getting beat by guys who had A) more skill and B) better stuff. A few years ago I reached the point where I could afford to throw more money at the sport and decided to take the plunge--quality radio, best chassis parts, best tires and batteries, etc. What I discovered was: I was faster, more competitive--and still getting beat by guys outdriving me. It pleased me to conclude I could be better with better stuff, but I had to face facts just like I do driving to work every day, there's always gonna be somebody who wants to drive faster, just let them go and then try not to wince at the inevitable accident that's up ahead later.
So I'm trying to wind back some of the spending (and may have to do that more in the future, CA state budget messes and school districts pleading bankruptcy likely ensuring that will happen) and have more fun. I ran Minis last weekend with the TA locals and laughed my a-- off doing so. I had such a good time that I swear from now on, I'm going to run Minis only at least once a month. Was easier to pack the car for the track, too.
And isn't that the point? Not an easier packing car, I mean, but the fun.

I concur with the opinion about a Spec Plus series with TT's. They are great fun with just a few bits. I say, bearings, real tires, plastic oil-filled shocks (NO aluminum ones), and modern ESC's and that's it. 12,500 Johnson motors should ensure a more level field. And no lightweight screws! Steel and brass out of the box.

STRC; you better get off your butt and get out here and race. Your presence is most desirable, because beating you means something and losing to you means I got beat by a pretty d--- good driver. Sorry, but I still have fond memories of F201 days. And that's because I'm crazy.

Doc: thanks for the humorous interludes.

Cuda: thanks for the kind words.

So where's the news, FMW? I'm all aflutter.
Ahahahaha....Tom, always the gentlemen, you give me waayy too much credit than I deserve. Beating me now would be a walk in the park for you (and for most of the regulars at Aliso), I suggest aiming much higher Yes, F201 days were awesome and believe it or not I'm slowly restoring my F201 so I can take it out and scare some of them "other" F1s.

The fact that I'm still in here posting and lurking around means I'm still interested in on-road despite my recent off-road escapades (once an on-road racer, always an on-road racer ) and that a part of me inside still care about this series very much. Now that I'm no longer a shop owner, for some reason I feel more inclined to voice my opinion (maybe it's the coffee (morning) or that glass of wine I shouldn't have (night)) I'm still "outside looking in" as far as participating the series and really it depends on how the rules settles....and yes, the only on-road car left in the garage is a tamiya car (the $800 TB03 )

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